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Ellen Brett Aibel Bierman Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-940

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists primarily of the family photographs the Bierman, Bressler, Bretzfelder, Brett, Lieberman and Loeb families. It also includes a significant quantity of the papers of David M. Bressler and the Bretzfelder / Brett family, including correspondence and newspaper clippings. The collection offers a view of the domestic life of a prominent American Jewish family in the first half of the 20th Century.

Dates

  • undated, circa 1865-2002
  • Majority of material found within 1900 - 1943
  • undated, circa 1865-2002
  • Majority of material found within 1900 - 1943

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility, or privacy.

Use Restrictions

No permission is required to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection, as long as the usage is scholarly, educational, and non-commercial. For inquiries about other usage, please contact the Director of Collections and Engagement at mmeyers@ajhs.org.

For reference questions, please email: inquiries@cjh.org

Biographical Note

This collection spans three generations of the Bierman, Bressler, Bretzfelder, Brett, Lieberman and Loeb families, offering a personal view of the domestic life of a prominent American Jewish family in the first half of the 20th Century.

A substantial portion of this collection relates to David M. Bressler. David M. Bressler was born in Germany in 1879, immigrating with his parents to the United States as a small child. Bressler was highly active in philanthropic, charity, and social services circles throughout his life, serving as general manager of the Industrial Removal Office from 1901-1917. Bressler also worked integrally with the Jewish Immigration Information Bureau’s Galveston, Texas Immigration Plan. He served as president of the National Association of Jewish Social Workers, was a member of the executive committees of the National Campaign for Jewish War Relief and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, served on the boards of the Joint Distribution Committee, the New York State Planning Board, and the Appeal Board of Unemployment Insurance. He died suddenly of a heart attack in 1942.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (2 Manuscript boxes, 1 Photograph box, and 1 Oversized folder)

1.5 Linear Feet (2 Manuscript boxes, 1 Photograph box, and 1 Oversized folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists primarily of the family photographs the Bierman, Bressler, Bretzfelder, Brett, Lieberman and Loeb families. It also includes a significant quantity of the papers of David M. Bressler and the Bretzfelder / Brett family, including correspondence and newspaper clippings. The collection offers a view of the domestic life of a prominent American Jewish family in the first half of the 20th Century.

Physical Location

Located in AJHS New York, NY

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ellen Brett Aibel Bierman in 2005.
Title
Guide to the Collection of the Ellen Brett Aibel Bierman Family, undated, circa 1865-2002   *P-940
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Heather Halliday
Date
© 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • November 2020: RJohnstone: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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